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Interesting Facts about Russian Railways
July 31, 2018 16:32

The most notable railway is the Trans-Siberian Railway. It is the longest in the world. From Moscow to Nakhodka - 9,438 km and 97 major stations. There is a special train "Russia" on this route, which is on the road for 8 days 4 hours and 25 minutes.

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The coldest part of Transsib is located between the stations of Mogocha and Skovorodino. The temperature here is -62 degrees. Although geographically this is not the most northern point of the railway.

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And the highest point where the Trans-Siberian rail is laid lies at an altitude of 1040 m, between the Turgutui and Yablonovaya stations. It's 6110 km, the Yablonovy Pass.
The very middle of the Transsib is called: the station "Half". It has the same distance to Moscow  and to Vladivostok.

The longest freight train was 6.5 km long, consisted of 440 cars and regularly transported 42,000 tons of coal from Ekibastuz to the Urals back in Soviet times. 

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The first railway in Russia was cargo, 2 km long. They built it in the Urals, at the Kolyvan plant and it worked on horse traction. The first passenger road was the famous Tsarskoselskaya.


The speed of the first passenger trains in the XIX century was 33 km / h. And the railwaymen at that time were a kind of elite. Modern trains can develop up to 580 km / h.

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According to statistics, the railway is 45 times safer than a car. 

Author: Anna Dorozhkina

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